Surrey Balloon Flight Locations.

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So why do we need three launch sites in Surrey?

Hot Air Balloon Rides over Surrey from Shalford Park Guildford and other locations
The answer to this question is fairly simple - hot air balloons cannot be steered! We go exactly where the wind takes us, and have no control over our speed or direction of travel. Surrey is on of the country's smallest countys but most heavily populated with lots built up areas and wooded areas, especially as you drift northwards towards London. So, imagine taking off from Guildford, with the wind blowing you from the south towards London - we would soon be in Heathrow Airspace and causing major problems for the passenger jets trying to land!.

When the wind is coming from the South, we will use one of our other Surrey launch sites and if it is a lovely day for ballooning but that still does not give us enough room for safety we may on odd occasions use our Alton or West Meon launch sites. However, as the wind will then be quick (in balloon terms!) and coming from the South or South West this will hopefully mean we fly back towards Surrey and may well land in Surrey.

Depending on the time of day our main Surrey sites are all within 20-30 minutes driving of each other and if we use Alton or West Meon this will add about a further 20-30 minutes to the travel time compared to a flight from Farnham for example if you are coming from the London direction.

Remember we cannot say which launch site we will be using on any particular day, until we know which way the wind is likely to be blowing! We expect our passengers to be prepared to fly from whichever venue is being used that day.

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